Camilla at Battle of Britain service – what she wore

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Camilla’s visit to Westminster Abbey for the Battle of Britain service was approached appropriately with a navy coat dress and white hat. She chose a coat dress, embroidered in white at the closure and on the cuffs. With some help from Paul Ratcliffe on Twitter, it is from Fiona Clare. Embed from Getty Images Philip […]

Second day of Passchendaele commemorations in Belgium for Kate

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On the second day of commemorating Passchendaele in Belgium, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a new Catherine Walker coat with floral embroidery. Kate chose the ‘Melrose’ coat dress by Catherine Walker, and while the pictures make it look on the grey/taupe side, the label describes it as ‘dusky pink’. It is made of wool and […]

Kate attends Paschendaele commemorations

Photos: Ministry of Defence

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For the first day of commemorations of the centenary of Passchendaele in Belgium, The Duchess of Cambridge re-used the dress coat she wore for Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015. The dress features a v-neck with thick but short lapels, padded shoulders, an a-line skirt, with single pleat to the back, plus panel detailing to the […]

Fashion exhibitions: the wedding dress of Queen Letizia

In the Palace of Aranjuez on the outskirts of Madrid, there is a small exhibition tucked away in a corner of the ground floor. Without a small sign, it’s easy to miss as you exit the tour, unless you spy the security guard at the entrance. Passing through the dimly light cabinet which displays the […]

Day in Heidelberg for Kate – three outfits

There were three outfits for The Duchess of Cambridge in Heidelberg today, a sunny yellow dress, a casual light blue breton top and then an eagle-print midi dress for the evening. The first dress of the day came from Jenny Packham, in a lighter cream fabric, with the yellow appliqued lace flowers on top.  The […]

Kate in Berlin for #RoyalVisitGermany

The Duchess of Cambridge chose cornflower blue – a nod to the flower of Germany – in Berlin today; more details on her meeting Angela Merkel and more here. Kate’s Catherine Walker coat featured 3/4 sleeves, three large fabric buttons to the waist, and a full skirt, fuller than the original. The other difference was […]

Kate’s floral look on second day of #RoyalVisitPoland

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For the second day of #RoyalVisitPoland, The Duchess of Cambridge chose Erdem separates; read more about her day over at The Crown Chronicles. The top and ‘Imari’ skirt are in Erdem’s ‘Hurst Rose’ pattern – lovely for the summer – from this year’s collection. The midi skirt sits high on the waist, and is pleated, complete […]

Queen’s birthday party in Poland for Kate

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To end the first day of #RoyalVisitPoland, The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a Polish designer and an unusual 3D effect dress. Gosia Baczyńska was the Duchess’ new label, one of the best known designers from the country. The sleeveless midi-dress featured ‘jagged’ pleats in the skirt, some of which were lined with black piping, leaf […]

Kate’s first day of #RoyalVisitPoland

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Arriving in Warsaw, The Duchess of Cambridge chose the national colours of Poland to begin her official visit. Kate wore a white v-neck peplum coat dress by Alexander McQueen, teaming it with red accessories as a nod to her host country. The piece is simply called ‘peplum coat’ and is created in a wool/silk twill […]

Sophie watches Wimbledon – day 10

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Yesterday, The Countess of Wessex was in the Royal Box at Wimbledon to watch British player Johanna Konta face off with Venus Williams for a place in the semi-finals. Sophie chose a more casual look for the championships than we usually see, but this was in a private capacity as a lover of tennis. The […]